Law & Governance

Keep A Watch On Sons: Anandiben Patel On VAW In UP

BP World Bureau | Jan 07 2021 03:28:18 PM
Image credits: Twitter

The Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel spoke about the women's security issue in the state by saying that it is up to the family to check the activities of their children outside their homes. 

She said that violence against women incidents is the result of various forms of ills in society, families, and individuals. 

Families should keep a watch on what their sons are doing outside and to check whether their children indulged in any unwarranted issues, the Governor said.

Her words come amidst the background of several horrifying cases of violence against women and children.

Recently, a 50-year-old woman was gang-raped and tortured by a temple priest and two other men in Badaun. 

The state continues to face heat over the Hathras incident where police burned the victim's body at night and denial of rape, until the CBI report. 

Several back to back cases were reported in Azamgarh, Amethi, Balrampur, etc. 

She also defended the new Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020 also dubbed as 'anti-love Jihad' law. 

She said that several women had come to her narrating stories of cheating, abuse and how they walked out of such marriages. 

There are parents' who sought arrests, alleging that the boy changed his name during the marriage. 

She said that the law is not made for the sake of it but because of the survey and continued harassment faced by women. 

However, the Muslim body recently took to the Supreme Court challenging the laws present in both UP and Uttarakhand, stating that Muslim men are being demonized.